This summer, Sony Pictures is bringing out a brand new film, “Gran Turismo”, which is based on the popular Playstation video game franchise of the same name.
“Gran Turismo” is based on the unbelievable true story of a team of unlikely underdogs – a struggling working-class gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former racecar driver (David Harbour), and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom). Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. “Gran Turismo” is an inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story that proves that nothing is impossible when you’re fueled from within.
The film has been directed by Neill Blomkamp and features a screenplay by Jason Hall and Zach Baylin. It also stars Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell Horner and Djimon Hounsou.
Due to the actor’s strike, “Grand Turismo” is getting a gradual theatrical release from August 11th, with early previews running, ahead of the official release of August 25th 2023.
Check out the “Gran Turismo” trailer below:
When Is “Gran Turismo” Coming To Disney+?
Unfortunately, since “Gran Turismo” is made and distributed by Sony Pictures, it’s a little more complicated with regards to when the film is going to arrive on Disney+.
In the United States, Disney and Sony signed a multi-year content licensing agreement for U.S. streaming and TV rights to Sony Pictures’ new theatrical releases across Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution’s vast portfolio of platforms, including its streaming services Disney+ and Hulu, as well as linear entertainment networks including ABC, Disney Channels, Freeform, FX and National Geographic. The deal covers theatrical releases from 2022-2026 and begins for each film following its Pay 1 TV window on Netflix. The agreement builds upon the companies’ prior arrangement, which saw SPE movies licensed to FX in the post-Pay 1 TV window.
The deal also grants rights to a significant number of SPE’s iconic library titles, ranging from the “Jumanji” and “Hotel Transylvania” franchises to Sony Pictures’ Universe of Marvel Characters films, including Spider-Man. This gives Disney enormous programming potential across its platforms and makes them key destinations for a robust collection of Spider-Man films.
This means that “Gran Turismo” will be coming to Disney+ in the United States in the future. However, the film will have to be released in cinemas first, before going to digital/home video platforms and then to Netflix for around eighteen months. So it’s likely to be late 2025 before “Gran Turismo” arrives on Disney+ in the United States.
Internationally, while Disney+ does have access to some select Sony “Spider-Man” films, it doesn’t have licensing deals in place to bring any other Sony films onto Disney+. So unfortunately, “Gran Turismo” will not be coming to Disney+ outside the US.
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